Admissions

International Montessori School welcomes a diverse community of students and families from a variety of cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and cultural experiences such as living abroad. Not all of our families know another language, but all appreciate the gift that other languages and cultures bring to their children and their families. While love of language and culture is key to joining the IMS community, appreciation for the methods and outcomes of the Montessori approach is also important.

Parents seeking the richness a language immersion program offers and the academic strength provided through the student-centered, integrated, hands-on approach are encouraged to visit our school for an observation, a tour, and an open house. We are currently considering applications on a rolling basis.

Our Admissions Process

There are three key steps to the admissions process.
Visit
Parents should contact the office to schedule an observation of one of our classrooms prior to completing the application. The classroom observation is for adults only, and one or both parents may attend. Based on the language you are interested in for your child, you will observe both our primary classroom and one of our elementary classrooms. The observation visit is typically 45 - 60 minutes.
Schedule a Visit
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Apply
Once you have observed one of our classes, you are invited to apply for your child's admission to International Montessori School. Supporting online documents (listed below) should be submitted to IMS as soon as possible after your application is submitted.
Apply Online
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Meet
A classroom visit for your child and a meeting with the Head of School are scheduled after the observation and application package are completed. These visits and meetings are a time for everyone get to know each other, to answer any lingering questions, and to determine if there is a good fit between family and school.
Submit Form
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Enrollment Timeframes

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our toddler classroom is enrolling new students for an August or January start. Our primary classrooms are enrolling new students for admission between August and January. Our elementary classrooms are enrolling new students for admission in August.

Families who move to the area at other times are invited to inquire about available spaces in any of our programs.

 

 

 

Important Forms

The forms below should be submitted online addition to the online application which you can access by clicking here. All required forms and records must be received by IMS prior to scheduling the student visit and the pre-admissions meeting.

For the Teacher/Caregiver Referral Request Form, you will need the name, email address, and organization name of the person who will be completing the referral. We will contact that person to provide them access to our online referral form.

For the Request for Student Records, you will need the name of the organization who will be providing the records, a contact name and email address, and a phone number to complete the online form. Upon submitting the form, it will be emailed to the organization as well as yourself and IMS. The sending organization will provide the records via mail, email, FAX or file upload.